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Folklorna Skupina KRES Picnic

On Saturday, August 11, over 70 members from all of Folklorna Skupina Kres’s age groups performed at the Slovenska Pristava.  Hundreds of guests attended the event on what a beautiful summer day with barely a cloud in the sky.  The performance included several lively stylized polkas, a traditional folklore number from the region of Premurkje, a toe-tapping swing number and ...

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The 36th Super Button Box Bash Celebrates Culture at Slovenian Society Home in Euclid

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum and the Slovenian Society Home teamed up and presented The 36th Super Button Box Bash on April 8. Hundreds gathered at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid for the annual event that showcased music from performers all across the country. Polka songs resonated throughout the upper ballroom and lower hall. The bash was a daylong ...

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Slovenian Australian Academic Association News

Dr Kaja Antelj, president of the Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA) speaks about the numerous activities and projects currently being undertaken by their organization. This includes promoting the 2018 Slovenian Language Summer School. Association secretary, Mateya Slobodnik provides more information about the scholarship which is available to attend this year’s Slovenian Summer School. The Ministry for Slovenians Living Abroad and ...

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New Slovenian Consulate Open in Geelong

Sunday, 11th February, the new Slovenian consulate in Victoria was officially opened in Geelong by the Slovenian minister for Economic development and Technology Zdravko Pocivalsek and Slovenian Ambassador to Australia, Helena Drnovsek Zorko. Honorary consul for Victoria Eddy Kontelj hosted this event, whereby various members of the Slovenian and Australia governments spoke and were present. Source: Radio SBS | Tania ...

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Magda Pišotek and Marija Penca Are Respected Teachers And Cultural Workers Within Melbourne’s Slovenian Community.

Magda Pišotek, Marija Penca and Draga Gelt OAM, authors of a new book titled The Power of Words have been tireless cultural workers and teachers within the Slovenian Community in Victoria for over 4 decades. This book with over 500 pages highlights the many cultural programs prepared by the three authors over the past 40 plus years, celebrating many events, ...

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ASEF: Fellowships for Slovenian students visiting USA – (VIDEO)

The American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) fellowship program provides fellows with comprehensive support, allowing them to focus on their research at world’s top universities. Fellowships build lasting relationships between ASEF and academic institutions. The purpose of the fellowship is to strengthen research and study exchange between Slovenia and the U.S. with the objective of giving talented Slovenian students the ability ...

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Poskočni Muzikanti tour Down Under.

Janja Juvan is the main organizer for the Poskočni Muzikanti Australian tour which has kicked off in Queensland. They will also be performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Janja speaks about the tour itself and how it came to be that the band will not be performing at any Slovenian club in Victoria. Source: Radio SBS Australia | Lenti Lenko

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Slovenian Language Course in Toronto “Slovenski dom”

The “Slovenski dom” (Slovenian house) in Toronto organises a Slovenian conversational language course for adults, which starts on November 7, 2017.  This year there is a new Slovenian teacher, dr. Darja Antolin, professor at University of Maribor. She recently relocated to Toronto and will be teaching the Slovenian Language Course.    

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